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JUL 30, 2015 - New York Times

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A Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago

Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, a clinical psychologist, was chosen to run Cook County Jail, underscoring how much the nation’s prisons have become holding centers for the mentally ill.

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JUL 30, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Lawyers argue life or death for Colorado movie gunman

Defense attorneys said the Colorado movie massacre gunman was schizophrenic and they urged jurors on Thursday to spare his life, while prosecutors said James Holmes must not be able to use mental illness as a shield. Lead prosecutor George Brauchler wrapped up closing arguments in the trial's penalty phase, saying nobody in their right mind could plan the slaughter of ...

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JUL 30, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Lawyers to argue over fate of Colorado movie gunman Holmes

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Lawyers for both sides in Colorado's movie massacre trial are due to make closing arguments on Thursday in the penalty phase, then jurors will decide if mitigating factors such as mental illness outweigh aggravating ones that could justify the death penalty. After hearing 40-minute closing arguments, the panel will deliberate. If jurors vote ...

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JUL 30, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 50s

Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook community to tell us what they worried about most and then conferred with experts. Here's what we learned. (Find all ages here.) We asked: What is your biggest health worry? You answered: ?"After experiencing dementia with both of ...

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JUL 29, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Colorado movie gunman's mother weeps, blames mental illness

The mother of Colorado's movie rampage gunman wept on Wednesday as she said a university psychiatrist never told her James Holmes had homicidal thoughts before the massacre, and that she would have "crawled on all fours" to stop him had she known. Arlene Holmes described a kind, polite child who never hurt a soul before he opened fire on July ...

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